Coaches Corner October 2018 Edition!

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October 2018 Coaches Corner

October Lesson Plans written by Adrian Parrish:

Defending the Space Defending in the Defensive Third Playing Out of the Back – Under Pressure

Kentucky Youth Soccer Learning University: Join us for the 3rd Annual Soccer Learning University on Saturday, January 19, 2019! This event promises to be a great one with presenters including Ian Barker of United Soccer Coaches, John Cothran of Philadelphia Union, Tim Carter of Minnesota United and MORE! Click here see the lineup of presenters! Registration Fee: $60
Use code EARLYBIRD for $10 off Registration! Early Bird Deadline is October 31, 2018

Click here to register! For more information, visit

Upcominng Coaching Education Courses

Course Location Date
9v9 In Person Course Versailles, KY November 4, 2018
7v7 In Person Grassroots Louisville, KY January 4, 2019
11v11 In Person Course Wilder, KY January 26, 2019
US Soccer D License Danville, KY March 2019 & June 2019

For more Information on Coaching Education including Minimum Coaching Standards, How To Host course descriptions, please click here

Online Courses Coaching Education Courses
The online coaching education courses build on the topics covered in U.S. Soccer’s Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module. Specifically, candidates will learn more about U.S. Soccer’s Grassroots Coaching Education Philosophy, Play-Practice-Play Methodology, the Six Tasks of a Coach, and the characteristics of players in specific age groups. These courses will also ask each candidate to reflect on their experiences to develop action steps for personal growth. Click here for additional information and to register for an online coaching education course. Introduction to Grassroots Coaching: This free introductory module, which represents the first step in the newly revised coaching license pathway, is now the general starting point of the pathway and is the required prerequisite to undergo any of U.S. Soccer’s Grassroots Licensing Courses. Coaches who complete the module will also be provided with four complimentary Play-Practice-Play training sessions.
4v4 Course: A two-hour course focusing on the characteristics of players aged 6-8.
7v7 Course: A two-hour course focusing on the characteristics of players aged 9-10.
9v9 Course: A two-hour course focusing on the characteristics of players aged 11-12
11v11 Course: A two-hour course focusing on the characteristics of players aged 13 and older

Kentucky Youth Soccer and Ohio South Youth Soccer at FC Cincinnati!

Technical Directors from several Kentucky Youth Soccer Association and Ohio South Youth Soccer Association member clubs had the opportunity to observe and breakdown a FC Cincinnati match with Luke Sassano, FC Cincinnati Technical Director. Over 20 coaches were in attendance to see the newly crowned USL Eastern Conference champions beat FC Toronto II by a score of 4-3 at Nippert Stadium.
Prior to the game Luke discussed the future plans of club as they transition to the MLS for 2019. Not only did he discuss how the short term goal is to establish a first team squad that can compete in the major leagues but how the long term goal is to build the infrastructure for and implement a youth program to grow local support. Before taking their seats to observe the game, the coaches were invited to review it and be open in providing analytical feedback back after the 90 minutes were complete. After 30 minutes of breaking down the game. Justin Bowen, Director of Coaching for Independence Soccer Club said “the experience of seeing a small glimpse of a professional club was outstanding but I wish we had more time to break down the game to the finer detail. Luke’s approach and willingness to be open is greatly appreciated.” Kentucky Youth Soccer hopes to build on these events with the aim to build a stronger relationship with FC Cincinnati as well as strengthen the bond with other professional organizations in Kentucky and neighboring states.

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